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Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First San Mateo Location »

November 26, 2014 at 11:00AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owner Celebrates With Free Sub Fundraiser
November 24, 2014 - San Mateo, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in San Mateo on November 19. Franchise owner Ed Phillips held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, November 19 to Sunday, November 23 to support the San Mateo Police Activities League (PAL).
The new restaurant, located at 2925 El Camino Road, circulated 10,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to the San Mateo Police Activities League (PAL).
"I'm very excited to open our first location in San Mateo," said Phillips. "As a brand, Jersey Mike's truly believes in serving a quality product and experience while making a difference for our customers...

Wingstop Spreads Its Wings In Wichita, KS »

November 26, 2014 at 10:51AM PST | Source: Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Wingstop Restaurants Inc. Opportunities Available

The Wing Experts are now saucing and tossing at new location on W. Taft St.
November 19, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – The first Wingstop location has landed in Wichita, Kansas. The award-winning wing concept, with more than 680 locations around the globe, recently opened at 7325 W. Taft Street, operated under the ownership of Steve Davis.
“We are excited to offer Wingstop and its distinct, bold flavors to the Wichita community,” commented Steve Davis, Brand Partner. “We welcome local wing fans into our restaurant to try the best wings on the planet, sauced and tossed in our 11 mouthwatering flavors that range from teriyaki to atomic. Wingstop invites everyone to drop by, hang out and find their favorite flavor...

Jersey Mike's Subs Opens First North Hollywood Location »

November 26, 2014 at 8:00AM PST | Source: Jersey Mike's Subs

Owners Celebrate With Free Sub Fundraiser
November 24, 2014 - North Hollywood, CA - Jersey Mike's Subs, known for its fresh sliced/fresh grilled subs, opened in North Hollywood on November 19. Franchise owners Daniel Neciosup-Acuna and Jair Neciosup-Paz, along with manager Bethany Acuna, held a grand opening and free sub fundraiser from Wednesday, November 19 to Sunday, November 23 to support PennyLane.
The new restaurant, located at 4821 Lankershim Blvd., circulated 5,000 coupons throughout the community offering a free regular sub for a minimum $1 contribution to PennyLane. In addition, 2,500 flyers were circulated, each containing various coupons. For each coupon that is redeemed, Jersey Mike's will donate an additional $1 to PennyLane...

Build-A-Bear Celebrates Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’s 50th Anniversary On Television In Golden Style »

November 26, 2014 at 7:55AM PST | Source: Build-A-Bear Workshop

ST. LOUIS - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Nov. 26, 2014 - Build-A-Bear Workshop, Inc. (NYSE: BBW) announced today that the Company is launching a signature line of products commemorating Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and his 50th Anniversary on television. First airing in 1964, Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer lit up the world with his magical glow and fearless heart. Build-A-Bear Workshop® is celebrating that spirit with its Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer golden anniversary collection.
"There is no other reindeer as iconic as the little guy with the big heart, glowing nose, and bright future," said Gina Collins, Build-A-Bear Workshop chief marketing officer. "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer and Clarice have been cherished additions to our assortment of Build-A-Bear Workshop friends for years...

Wingstop Spreads Its Wings In Pueblo, CO »

November 26, 2014 at 7:36AM PST | Source: Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Wingstop Restaurants Inc. Opportunities Available

The Wing Experts are now saucing and tossing at new location on N. Elizabeth Street
[start[DALLAS – Wingstop has landed in Pueblo, CO. The award-winning wing concept, with more than 680 locations around the globe, is now open at 3414 North Elizabeth Street, operated under the ownership of Tye Olsen.
"We are excited to offer Wingstop and its distinct, bold flavors to the Pueblo community," commented Tye Olsen, Brand Partner. "We welcome local wing fans into our restaurant to try the best wings on the planet, sauced and tossed in our 11 mouthwatering flavors that range from teriyaki to atomic. Wingstop invites everyone to drop by, hang out and find their favorite flavor."
With a sole focus on cooked-to-order chicken, the Wingstop menu features traditional and boneless wings as well as strips all sauced and tossed in 11 original flavors including fan favorites Mango Habanero, Lemon Pepper, Garlic Parmesan and Original Hot...

Tony Roma's Continues Growth In Malaysia With Opening Of Eighth Restaurant »

November 26, 2014 at 7:23AM PST | Source: Tony Roma's

Newest Location in Johor Bahru is the First Outside of Kuala Lumpur
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // ORLANDO, Fla. – Tony Roma's announced today that it opened its newest Malaysian location in Johor Bahru. The restaurant is the iconic American brand's newest addition in Asia, and represents what Tony Roma's has found as a thriving market for full-service restaurants in the region.
"We are proud to add the new Johor Bahru restaurant to our Malaysian family," remarked Ken Myres, president of Romacorp, Inc., the parent company of Tony Roma's. "With the success of our restaurants in Kuala Lumpur, it was important to expand to new markets in Malaysia, providing fans across the country with all that Tony Roma's has to offer, from signature food and beverages, to our award winning lamb ribs...

Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Franchise Ranked As Top Franchise For Veterans »

November 26, 2014 at 7:15AM PST | Source: Office Pride Commercial Cleaning Services

Office Pride Franchise Makes Franchise Business Review's Top 100 Franchises for Veterans
FRANKLIN, IN - (Marketwired - Nov 26, 2014) - Office Pride Commercial Cleaning franchise, one of the most respected commercial cleaning franchises in the country, has been named by Franchise Business Review as one of the Top 100 franchises for veterans in 2014.
Franchise Business Review is a franchise industry research firm that publishes reports throughout the year on the top-rated companies and industry segments within the franchise marketplace. To compile data for the report about veterans, the firm surveyed 3,679 franchisees, representing nearly 350 leading brands across the United States and Canada.
Office Pride has more than 120 franchise locations across 17 states with a history of steady growth...

Christian Brothers Automotive Franchise Named A Top Opportunity For Veterans »

November 26, 2014 at 7:09AM PST | Source: Christian Brothers Automotive

Auto Repair Franchise Makes Franchise Business Review's Top 100 List
HOUSTON, TX - (Marketwired - Nov 26, 2014) - Franchise Business Review has named Christian Brothers Automotive one of the top franchises for veterans. FBR surveys thousands of franchisees every year to gauge their satisfaction and the quality of the training and support they receive from their franchisors. The magazine recognized Christian Brothers Automotive in its November issue.
"Investing in a franchise can be a great opportunity for military veterans," Editorial Director Molly Rowe wrote in the introduction to the special report. "Many franchise companies offer special incentives and discounts to veterans to help get them started in business. But keep in mind, great incentives don't always equate to happy franchisees...

Gwyneth Paltrow And David Babaii Announce The Opening Of Blo Blow Dry Bar In San Antonio, TX »

November 26, 2014 at 6:57AM PST | Source: Blo Blow Dry Bar

Blo Blow Dry Bar Offers Affordable Beauty with 7 Flawless Blo Out Styles to Choose From
San Antonio, TX (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 - Ari Yakobson, Blo Blow Dry Bar’s CEO, along with Academy Award winning actress Gwyneth Paltrow and hairstylist to the stars, David Babaii congratulate franchise partner Athena Boyd with the opening of her 3rd Blo Blow Dry Bar. With the success of her first two Blo’s in Austin, TX she decided it was time to bring San Antonio the same affordable beauty experience. Her 3rd location opens November 29th at The Shops at Lincoln Heights, 999 E Basse Rd., Suite 182, San Antonio, TX. Appointments can be made on line at http://www.blomedry.com, calling 210-368-9473 or emailing blolincolnheights@blomedry...

Togo's Launches In Colorado Springs With 1,000 Free Hot Pastrami Or Turkey Avocado Sandwiches »

November 26, 2014 at 6:53AM PST | Source: Togo's Franchisor, LLC

"West Coast Original" Opens First Shop in Colorado with Seven Weeks of Giveaways
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Togo's Eateries, Inc., a "West Coast Original" since 1971, is celebrating its first restaurant in Colorado by giving away 1,000 free Hot Pastrami or Turkey Avocado Sandwiches. The grand opening will take place on Friday, December 5th at 27 South Tejon St., #110, in downtown Colorado Springs at the United States Olympic Committee Headquarters Building. For seven weeks following the opening, guests will have a chance to win free sandwiches for a year, a catering party, freebies and more.
Known for its big, fresh and meaty sandwiches, Togo's piles on the premium ingredients with one-on-one, deli-style service...

Friendly's Offers Five-Cent Cones To Celebrate Co-Founder Prestley Blake's 100th Birthday »

November 26, 2014 at 6:29AM PST | Source: Friendly Computers

Enjoy Five-Cent Ice Cream Cones at Friendly's on Friday, November 28th!
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com //
What: In celebration of Friendly's Co-Founder, Prestley Blake's 100th birthday, Friendly's is offering five-cent ice cream cones on Friday, November 28th from 2:00pm to close at several of its Springfield-area restaurants.
Prestley Blake, and younger brother Curtis Blake, opened their first "Friendly" neighborhood ice cream shop in 1935 and offered customers double-dip cones for five cents. The brothers named the business "Friendly" with the intent of creating a warm, caring and family environment. The iconic brand now offers homemade ice cream, signature sandwiches and burgers at over 300 Friendly's locations, while still maintaining its family-friendly values...

Medifast's New Parking Spots Encourage Healthier Choices »

November 26, 2014 at 6:25AM PST | Source: Medifast Weight Control Centers
Medifast Weight Control Centers Opportunities Available

New #BestSpot Fitness Initiative Challenges the Community to Be More Active During Winter Holidays
OWINGS MILLS, Md. - Nov. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ - Medifast, Inc. (NYSE: MED), a leading United States manufacturer and provider of clinically proven, weight-loss and healthy living products and programs, announces the launch of its #BestSpot in the Lot health and wellness initiative. The #BestSpot fitness campaign will inspire the community to become more active by rethinking the common view that the closest parking spaces are the best.
As a part of the campaign, Medifast has redesigned parking spaces farthest away from storefronts at local shopping centers throughout Maryland. This will encourage shoppers and employees to squeeze in extra exercise by walking the longer distance from their car to the store...

The Dairy Queen® System Offers Signature Treats This Holiday Season »

November 26, 2014 at 5:53AM PST | Source: DQ Grill & Chill

Candy Cane Chill Blizzard® Treat Returns as December Blizzard of the Month
November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // MINNEAPOLIS – Not to be outdone by the pumpkin flavor craze, the Dairy Queen® system, a Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE: BRK.A and BRK.B) company, is bringing back its popular peppermint treat just in time for the holidays. The DQ® system announced today the return of the Candy Cane Chill Blizzard® Treat as the featured Blizzard of the Month for December.
Available at participating Dairy Queen and DQ Grill & Chill® restaurants nationwide beginning November 29 through the month of December, the Candy Cane Chill Blizzard Treat is a combination of crushed peppermint candy cane pieces and sweet choco chunks mixed with creamy DQ vanilla soft serve...

Elle Mahoney Sits Down For Orangetheory Fitness With The Tallahassee Democrat »

November 26, 2014 at 5:27AM PST | Source: Orangetheory Fitness

Tallahassee, FL (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 - Elle Mahoney is no stranger to the exercise world, but there's something unique about Orangetheory Fitness. At the Orangetheory location in Fort Lauderdale, she experienced the program and immediately got hooked. With their facilities bright orange, and their workouts short and sweet, Orangetheory enchanted Elle Mahoney.
What happened next? Elle was so enamored with the workout that her decision to open her own Orangetheory Fitness studio felt like the natural step. Tallahassee, Florida, would be home to this new labor of love. Located in midtown, the space is still under construction, but the brilliant Orangetheory logo is plastered on the front of the building, and they are just waiting for everyone to learn what makes Orangetheory so addicting in the Capital...

Mark Seiden Real Estate Team Joins Keller Williams NY Realty Market Center »

November 26, 2014 at 5:24AM PST | Source: Keller Williams Realty

Mark Seiden Real Estate Team joins Keller Williams NY Realty Market Center as a Mega Agent Branch Office.
White Plains, NY - November 26, 2014 - (PR.com) - Mark Seiden Real Estate Team, one of New York’s top-producing real estate offices, has joined Keller Williams NY Realty in Westchester County.
"I am beyond excited to be joining with Keller Williams NY Realty! Even though I have been very successful as an independent broker in Westchester, I was always searching for ways to increase business for my team and also improve on my clients’ experience during the real estate process. The perfect answer for me was a merger with Keller Williams NY Realty. The only real estate company I know of that is truly 'agentcentric'- the agent comes first! I knew that joining forces with KW would offer the best training resources for my team and assist me in delivering the highest level of service to my clients...

Wheel Fun Rentals Headquarters Acquires Nine Florida Locations »

November 26, 2014 at 5:20AM PST | Source: Wheel Fun Rentals

November 26, 2014 // Franchising.com // Clearwater, FL - Wheel Fun Rentals' corporate headquarters is excited to announce the acquisition of nine locations in Pinellas and Hillsborough Counties, formerly owned by local Wheel Fun Rentals' franchisees. In conjunction with the procurement of these locations, Wheel Fun Rentals will be enhancing all aspects of the customer experience, which includes bringing in an updated fleet of new and improved rental products and the addition of bike and kayak tours. Doors will reopen at these locations on Saturday, November 29th.
The acquisition includes the purchase of seven Wheel Fun Rentals locations that are open to the public, located at Hyatt Regency Clearwater Beach Resort and Spa in Clearwater, Fred Howard Park in Tarpon Springs, Lake Seminole Park in Seminole, Hillsborough River State Park in Thonotosassa, Honeymoon Island in Dunedin, Best Western Yacht Harbor Inn in Dunedin, and Safety Harbor Resort and Spa in Safety Harbor...

Buffalo Wild Wings® Elects Cindy L. Davis To Expanded Board Of Directors »

November 26, 2014 at 5:12AM PST | Source: Buffalo Wild Wings

MINNEAPOLIS - November 26, 2014 - (BUSINESS WIRE) - Buffalo Wild Wings, Inc. (NASDAQ: BWLD) is pleased to announce that it has named Cindy L. Davis to the company's board of directors. This appointment expands the board to eight members.
"We are delighted to have someone with Cindy's broad consumer and sports experience join the Buffalo Wild Wings board," said James M. Damian, board chairman. "Her background leading Nike's global golf business as well as her knowledge of, and expertise in, the sports industry give her a perspective that aligns well with Buffalo Wild Wings' focus on providing our Guests with the ultimate social experience for sports fans."
Most recently, Davis was Vice President of Nike Inc. and President of Nike Golf from 2008 to 2014...

@Work Group's Jason Leverant Named To Staffing 100 List »

November 26, 2014 at 5:07AM PST | Source: @Work Group
@Work Group Opportunities Available

President and COO recognized on Staffing Industry Analysts' 2014 list of most influential staffing leaders
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (PRWEB) November 26, 2014 - Jason Leverant, president and COO of @Work Group - a top multi-specialty staffing franchise - has been named to the Staffing Industry Analysts' most influential staffing leaders "Staffing 100" list for 2014.
The list is compiled by Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA), a global advisor on contingent work. SIA explains that the list is not a ranking, but a list of top influencers in the industry.
"It is an honor to be included on this prestigious list for the second year in a row," said Leverant. "@Work Group is passionate about what we do as a company, but also about the industry as a whole...

Wingstop Spreads Its Wings In Fort Worth, TX »

November 26, 2014 at 5:00AM PST | Source: Wingstop Restaurants Inc.
Wingstop Restaurants Inc. Opportunities Available

The Wing Experts are now saucing and tossing at new location on E. Berry St.
November 20, 2014 // Franchising.com // DALLAS – Wingstop has landed in Fort Worth, Texas. The award-winning wing concept, with more than 680 locations around the globe, recently opened at 2718 E. Berry Street, operated under the ownership of Steve and Bebee Milam.
“We are excited to offer Wingstop and its distinct, bold flavors to the Dallas-Fort Worth community,” commented Steve Milam, Brand Partner. “We welcome local wing fans into our restaurant to try the best wings on the planet, sauced and tossed in our 11 mouthwatering flavors that range from teriyaki to atomic. Wingstop invites everyone to drop by, hang out and find their favorite flavor...

101 Mobility Of Columbus Welcomes Melissa Groom To The 'All Things Health' Conversation »

November 26, 2014 at 5:00AM PST | Source: 101 Mobility

Sunday's 'All Things Health' radio show features Jeff Franklin of 101 Mobility Columbus and Melissa Groom, office manager for 101 Mobility of Columbus.
Columbus, OH (PRWEB) November 26, 2014
What: Tune in this Sunday to hear the discussion between Jeff Franklin, owner of 101 Mobility Columbus, and Melissa Groom, office manager for all of Jeff Franklin's 101 Mobility franchise locations. This month's segment of 98.9 The Answer's All Things Health will focus on Melissa's experience working with the customers and addressing their unique needs and concerns. Being the first point of contact with a client is incredibly important because it allows Melissa to fully understand their situation so she can direct them to the right person for assistance...



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